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TRACK REVIEW: 'Posthumous Forgiveness' - Tame Impala

‘Posthumous Forgiveness’ - Tame Impala

RELEASE DATE: 3 DEC 2019 GENRE: PSYCHEDELIC / SYNTH POP / INDIE POP

Tame Impala’s 3rd single off of their upcoming, The Slow Rush, is a slower take on their sound in comparison to their previous singles. In fact, Posthumous Forgiveness is probably Kevin Parker at his most introspective in a long time. In the song, Parker talks about his father, who passed away in 2009. Like the many stages of grief, Posthumous Forgiveness is a multi-faced affair. It comes off as an homage to two of their previous albums, with Innerspeaker’s steady commotion in the first half and Currents more synth-heavy packaging in the second. As Parker sings “ And you could store an ocean in the holes/In any of the explanations that you gave/And while you still had time, you had a chance/But you decided to take all of your 'sorry's to the grave” there is a feeling of difficult resolve, punctuated by abandoning of his falsetto voice for a lower register as if to show that it’s time for severity. Although the track does not boast as much indelibility as their previous singles, it’s a sure teaser to the emotional scope that Tame Impala would probably be exploring in their next album. The Slow Rush comes out on 14 February 2020. RATING: 3.5 / 5

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